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Low Budget Meals for Your Cholesterol Lowering Diet


Updated September 22, 2013

If you’ve gone into restaurants or health foods stores lately, you may have noticed a disturbing trend -- eating healthy can be costly. In fact, this has caused many people to abandon their cholesterol-lowering efforts in favor of high-fat, less expensive meals. Fortunately, eating low-fat does not have to come at a high price. About.com's Low Fat Cooking site has many recipes for low-fat, nutritious meals that can help you to keep your cholesterol levels in check – without burning a hole in your wallet.

Delicious, Low-Fat Appetizers

Whether you are gathering with family in front of the TV or having a party with friends, there will always be room for appetizers. Selecting healthy snacks can help keep your cholesterol levels in check - without costing you a lot of money. There are many recipes for low-fat, delicious appetizers and snacks are not costly and easy to prepare. Here are a few, inexpensive ideas for your next gathering:

Low-Fat Breakfast on a Budget

Breakfast doesn’t have to come from a fast food dollar menu. There are many tasty, low-fat breakfast foods that are cholesterol-friendly and easy to prepare. Additionally, these meals don’t cost a lot of money to prepare. Try some of these inexpensive breakfast recipes:

Inexpensive Lunch Recipes

There are many low-fat, inexpensive options for lunch – besides dining out. These recipes range between light lunches on-the-go to sit-down, satisfying lunches. By opting to bring your lunch from home instead of dining out, you can help keep your cholesterol levels within normal range – and your checkbook out of the red.

Healthy Dinner Recipes

These low-fat, low budget meals are easy to prepare after a hard day at work. You can prepare something light for yourself or a large meal that everyone in the family will enjoy. Either way, these recipes are delicious and cholesterol-friendly:
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